Scholarships

As the cost of professional education continues to climb, endowed scholarships make a difference by helping the VCU School of Dentistry attract the best qualified applicants regardless of their financial status. Scholarships reward academic achievement, leadership, service and other admirable qualities while others provide assistance to students with financial need.

D.D.S. Class of 1960 50th Reunion Scholarship Endowment

On the occasion of their 50-year class reunion, the D.D.S. Class of 1960 established an endowed scholarship to support students....

Class of 1965 Scholarship Fund for Dentistry

The D.D.S. Class of 1965 banded together at their class reunion in 2010 and chose to make a commitment to...

Dentistry Class of 1966 Scholarship Fund

The D.D.S. Class of 1966 created this scholarship as they celebrated their 50 year reunion in the spring of 2016....

D.D.S. Class of 1968 Memorial Scholarship Endowment

On the occasion of their 45th reunion, the D.D.S. Class of 1968 established a scholarship in memory of 12 departed...

D70 Memorial Scholarship Fund

On the occasion of their 45 year reunion, the D.D.S. Class of 1970 established a scholarship in memory of seven...

Dentistry Class of 1971 Scholarship Fund

As the Class of 1971 gathered to celebrate their 45-year reunion in 2016, they decided to create this scholarship in...

Dentistry Class of 1975 Scholarship Fund

The DDS Class of 1975 created this scholarship in 2015 while celebrating their 40-year class reunion. Class members recognized the...

Class of 1977 Scholarship Fund for Dentistry

The fund was established in 2001 by the members of the class of 1977 in honor of their 25th reunion....

Dentistry Class of 1978 Scholarship

The D.D.S. Class of 1978 established this scholarship in honor of its 35-year reunion. With the rising cost of dental...

D.D.S. Class of 1979 Scholarship

The D.D.S. Class of 1979 created this scholarship during its 35 year reunion celebration in 2014. Their goal is to...

D.D.S. Class of 1981 Scholarship

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D.D.S. Class of 1983 "Winnebago" Scholarship

The Class of 1983 fondly remembers rolling around their “Winnebago” from clinic to clinic with their “green box” inside and...

D.D.S. Class of 1984 Scholarship

The Class of 1984 was a unique class. From the first day of class in August 1980 when we watched...

D.D.S. Class of 1985 Scholarship Endowment

Because of the high cost and resulting debt burden placed upon today’s dental students, the D.D.S. Class of 1985 made...

D.D.S. Class of 1986 Scholarship Endowment

To mark their 25th reunion, the D.D.S. Class of 1986 created an endowed scholarship to benefit a rising fourth-year student...

Dentistry Class of 1990 Scholarship Fund

The D.D.S. Class of 1990 created this fund during their 25-year reunion to help assist current and future students with...

D.D.S. Class of 1995 Scholarship Endowment

After learning of the increasing costs of dental school and the average debt students face upon graduating, the D.D.S. Class...

VCU School of Dentistry Class of 2006 Scholarship

Drs. Bradford Allen and Scott Henson graduated from the VCU School of Dentistry in 2006. The two challenged their fellow...

Dr. Randy Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund for Mrs. Rose Adams

Dr. Randy Adams and his late wife, Mrs. Rose Brown Adams created this scholarship together before her  unexpected death on...

Dr. Alden S. Anderson Jr. Endowed Scholarship in the School of Dentistry

Dr. Alden S. Anderson Jr. demonstrated an unselfish and giving spirit throughout his lifetime – an example of which was...

Asset Protection Group and Fortress Insurance Company Award

Asset Protection Group is a leading insurance agency dedicated to providing a wide variety of insurance products to dentists and...

Mark D. Barban, D.D.S. Scholarship Fund

Dr. Mark Barban was born Nov. 16, 1953, in Cape Charles, Va. He died on Sept. 30, 2002, after a...

Harry and Sylvia Helen Belkov Memorial Scholarship

Harry Belkov, one of five brothers and two sisters, came to the United States from Kiev, Ukraine, as a twelve-year...

Marshall P. Brownstein, D.D.S. Scholarship

In 2013, Dr. Marshall P. Brownstein retired after a 40-year-long career in dental education, including 30 years at the VCU...

Paul and Marley Casagrande Dental Scholarship Fund

To honor his parents for their unwavering support of him throughout this life, and most particularly during dental school and...

Oliver Wendell Clough Memorial Fund

This endowment was established in 1981 by the family of Oliver Wendell Clough. When asked why she started this fund,...

William D. Covington, D.D.S., MAGD Endowed Scholarship

This endowment was established in 2013 to encourage and honor a student with exceptional community service in the field of...

Willie D. Crockett Fund

Willie D. Crockett was born on Sept. 17, 1920, in Tangier Island, Va. He graduated from the University of Virginia...

Dean Harry Lyons Student Scholarship Endowment

To mark their 50th reunion, the D.D.S. Class of 1962 created an endowed scholarship in memory of their dean, Dr....

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation was founded by Delta Dental of Virginia to help improve the oral health and,...

Dr. Michael V. Dishman Scholarship Endowment

To mark their 20th reunion, the D.D.S. Classes of 1990 and 1991 created an endowed scholarship in honor of Dr....

Dr. Matthew Dollar Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Matt Dollar graduated from the VCU School of Dentistry in 1998. Tragically, he passed away in 2007 from complications...

Dr. Jasmine R. Elmore Scholarship

Dr. Elmore graduated in 2013. She acknowledges that a scholarship she received while in dental school tremendously helped her offset...

William B. FitzHugh Scholarship

The scholarship is named for Dr. William B. FitzHugh, a 1950 graduate of the MCV School of Dentistry. FitzHugh was...

Dr. Francis M. Foster, Sr. - Student National Dental Association (SNDA) Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of beloved faculty member, Dr. Francis M. Foster Sr., who taught at the VCU...

Dr. Thomas Parker Freeman Scholarship Fund

Dr. Thomas Parker Freeman went to Wake Forest University and graduated from the MCV School of Dentistry in 1948. He...

Derek and Jennifer Galatro Scholarship

Drs. Derek and Jennifer Galatro (D.D.S. ’97; D.D.S. ‘99) have established this scholarship fund in recognition of the success attending...

R. Ashton Gay and Henry F. Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund

The fund was created with a stock gift by R. Ashton Gay, a 1923 graduate of the MCV School of...

General Scholarship Fund

On Nov. 5, 2009, Virginia Commonwealth University announced Opportunity VCU, an initiative to raise $50 million for student scholarships and...

Dr. Jaspreet Kaur Gill IDP Student Scholarship

Dr. Gill graduated from the VCU International Dentist Program as part of the VCU DDS Class of 2014. “The journey...

Edmond Theodore Glenn Scholarship

Dr. Edmond Theodore Glenn attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was an ardent tarheel. He loved...

Elizabeth and Eugene C. Harrison Scholarship Fund

The fund was established in the early 1980s by a bequest from the estate of Eugene Harrison. Harrison's good friend,...

William G. Hawkins, D.D.S. Fund

Bill grew up in Keysville, Virginia in a family of all boys—3 brothers and 2 cousins. He attended school there,...

Dr. Robert and Ruth Helsabeck Scholarship Fund

Dr. C. Robert Helsabeck attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from the MCV School of...

Hinman Scholars

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting is an annual tradition, providing dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and dental...

Raymond A. Holcomb, D.D.S. Scholarship

Dr. Richard M. Clary and Mrs. Kathryn H. Clary established the Raymond A. Holcomb, D.D.S. Scholarship in 2013 in memory...

Dr. and Mrs. Albert L. Huband Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Albert L. Huband Jr. and his wife, Jean Edmiston Huband. Both were natives...

IDP Recognition Scholarship

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Edwin F. and Marjorie B. Irish Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2008 to honor Dr. Edwin F. Irish, a 1953 graduate of the MCV School of...

Alexander Kaufman Award for Dentistry

Dr. Alexander Kaufman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 18, 1912. He graduated from the University of North Carolina...

Jeremiah J. Kelliher Sr., D.D.S. Scholarship

The term “family affair” is no understatement when it comes to the Kellihers from Fairfax, Va., where six of seven...

Dr. Randal W. King Memorial Scholarship

The D.D.S. Class of 1989 created the Dr. Randal W. King Memorial Scholarship during its 25-year reunion in memory of...

Dr. Herbert Robert and Lottie Schwartz Kolb Memorial Scholarship in Dentistry

Dr. Millie (Kolb) Tannen established this scholarship in 2013 in loving memory of her parents, Dr. Herbert Robert and Lottie...

John J. Lacy Jr., D.D.S. and Carolyn E. Lacy Scholarship

Dr. John J. Lacy Jr. began his education at Virginia Military Institute, graduating in 1963 with a degree in biology....

Evie Laskin Scholarship Fund

The Evie Laskin Scholarship Fund was established in her memory in 2012 by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Daniel...

Dr. Jeffrey Levin, Barbara Levin, Dr. Jay K. Levin and Mark A. Levin Family Scholarship in Dentistry

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Levin established this scholarship in honor of their sons, Mark and Jay, and their families in...

Frank David Low, D.D.S. Memorial Scholarship

The oldest of four children, Frank was not one to tolerate boredom. So, growing up in Augusta, Georgia, it was...

Hazel Luton Scholarship

Hazel Luton retired from the VCU School of Dentistry in 2017 after 42 years of extending countless kind gestures to...

Harry Lyons Merit Scholarship Award Fund

Dr. Harry Lyons, dean emeritus of the VCU School of Dentistry, established a scholarship in his name in 1988. The...

Dr. Lawrence Masters Scholarship

Dr. Jasmine R. Elmore (D.D.S. Class of 2013) created this scholarship in 2016 in appreciation of her mentor and friend...

Outstanding International Dental Scholar Award

This scholarship is for a student who excelled in his/her first year of training in the International Dentist Program at...

Parris Wilkins Scholarship

On Jan. 23, 2012, Dr. Tonya Parris-Wilkins (D.D.S. ’03) realized her dream of opening her own dental practice in Colonial...

Dr. Albert L. Payne and Sandra D. Payne Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2016 by Dr. Albert L. Payne and his wife, Sandra Dillon Payne, of Danville, Virginia....

Pham-Dang Family Scholarship

Dr. Thang Pham and his wife Dr. Nu Dang left war-torn Vietnam in 1979 by crossing into Cambodia and then...

J. Marvin Reynolds Prosthodontic Scholarship Fund

Dr. J. Marvin Reynolds graduated from the MCV School of Dentistry in 1951. Throughout his dental career, Reynolds gave more...

Richmond Dental Study Club Memorial Endowment Fund

The fund was established in 1992 by the Richmond Dental Study Club. A yearly scholarship is given to a dental...

Dr. Francis J. Robertello Scholarship Endowment

The D.D.S. Class of 2007 established a student scholarship in honor of Francis J. Robertello, D.M.D., M.S., M.Ed.  They wished...

Rural Dental Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for students with demonstrated financial need with preference given to a student from rural Southwest Va. Recipients...

Karen and Warren Sachs Scholarship Fund

Dr. Warren Sachs and his wife, Karen, established this fund in honor of their friend, Dr. Sanford Lefcoe. Sachs,...

Robert M. Saunders Scholarship Fund

Robert M. Saunders dedicated his life and talents to serving the dental profession. In 1939, he purchased his late uncle's...

Dwight H. Shull Scholarship Fund

Dr. Dwight H. "Doc" Shull was born on Dec. 13, 1921, in Bridgewater, Va. He attended Bridgewater College, where he...

John D. Stephens Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dr. John D. Stephens was a member of the Class of 1951, the group that distinguishes itself as the only...

Kit Tucker Sullivan, D.D.S. Scholarship

Dr. Kit Tucker Sullivan grew up in Bedford County, Va., and is a graduate of the University of Richmond and...

Richard and Linda Taliaferro Endowed Scholarship

Richard and Linda Taliaferro of Winchester, Va. created this scholarship in 2017. Richard earned his D.D.S. degree from the...

Ronald L. Tankersley, D.D.S. Leadership Scholarship

Dr. Ron Tankersley did not always know he wanted to be a dentist. In fact he started out as a...

Thomas H. Tatum (MCV D.D.S. '63) Scholarship Fund

The Thomas H. Tatum Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Dr. P. D. Miller Jr. in honor of his...

United Concordia Dental Scholarship Fund

At United Concordia Dental, we know the value a healthy smile can bring to someone’s overall health.  The United Concordia...

Virginia Dental Association Scholars

The Virginia Dental Association has witnessed the exponential growth of dental student indebtedness and its effects on the state of...

Dr. Nick Wang Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. Nick H. Wang was born on March 15, 1976. He earned a D.M.D. degree from the University of Connecticut,...

F.B. Wiebusch Award for Excellence in Periodontics

Dr. F.B. Wiebusch taught for 30 years at the VCU School of Dentistry, where he was chair of the Department...

Bernie Wilson Scholarship Fund

Dr. and Mrs. Richard D. Wilson established this scholarship in 2001 in memory of their daughter, Bernadette. Bernie was the...

Robert and Ann Wong Scholarship Fund

Dr. Jonathan Wong, a 1979 graduate of the VCU School of Dentistry, established this fund to honor his parents, Robert...